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*** Site Availablity Information ***: Individual campsites are available for reservation on a four-month rolling basis. For example, on January 10 individual sites are available for reservation through May 10. Group sites are available for reservation on an 11-month rolling basis. You can book a maximum of 13 days beyond the last date of the reservation window. For more information please contact our Reservation Call Center at 800-322-3770 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) Monday through Friday. The call center is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
Starvation State Park, UT
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
Max reservation window: Tue Aug 19 2014
DescriptionIn the late 1800s and early 1900s, cattlemen and homesteaders tried to make a go of it along the banks of the Strawberry River in the area now occupied by the reservoir and dam. Their story is one of hardship, perseverance and facing near starvation in a very hostile and harsh environment. Winters were hard, long and extremely cold. Their cattle and livestock often froze during these winter months, and the short growing season was hindered by flooding, hailstorms, early frosts and other calamities. They nicknamed the area "Starvation" and it was from this reference that the highway bridge, reservoir, dam and state park received their names.
The sprawling waters of Starvation Reservoir provide for fishing and boating in a stark desert landscape. Located four miles northwest of Duchesne on Highway 40,
This park is popular with anglers, boaters, and those using Starvation as a base camp for nearby off-highway vehicle riding. The annual walleye fishing tournament has become a popular fishing event with trophy 10-plus pound fish being caught each year. The scenic beauty of 3,500 acres of park land, many coves, remote beaches and unusually blue water makes this a favorite of boating enthusiasts statewide
Mountain View and Lowe Beach campgrounds offer hookup sites with shower and restroom accommodations.
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Getting There:Starvation State Park is located four miles northwest of Duchesne on Highway 40.
Mailing Address:Starvation State Park
DUCHESNE UT 84021-0584
Phone Number:Information: (435)738-2326